Saturday, February 26, 2011

a musing: two and a half ideas

This week Warner Brothers & CBS cancelled the remaining four episodes of the season for their #1 show “Two and a Half Men” due to some difficulties with Charlie Sheen. They are currently contemplating what to do with the show next year where they have already contracted Sheen for a reported $1.8 million per episode or a $43+ million commitment. Always wanting to be helpful, I have two and a half ideas for them:

ONE: Do a spin-off. Let’s call it “Alan’s Place” – a nice throw-back to the "All in the Family" spinoff “Archie’s Place” – and set it in Alan’s (Jon Cryer) Chiropractic Office. Berta (Conchata Ferrell) can become the receptionist instead of the maid. The kid, ex-wife and others can still be around.  Charlie, still under contract, can pop up every now and again as the show veers off into a work-place gig.

TWO: Recast the role of Charlie Harper. The producers have previously said this was not ever going to happen, but I’m not sure that they have come up with the best casting option. My suggestion: Emilio Estevez.

HALF: Convert the show into a reality show to burn off Sheen’s contract. Follow him around with a camera and once per week make sure that there’s an interaction with Chuck Lorre.  Let the insults fly!

1 comment:

  1. All terrific ideas. They'd be doing everyone a favour if they followed any one of them!